mitis

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from Latin mitis ‎(mild).

Noun[edit]

mitis ‎(uncountable)

  1. (attributive) A process for producing malleable iron castings by melting wrought iron, to which from 0.05 to 0.1 per cent of aluminum is added to lower the melting point, usually in a petroleum furnace, keeping the molten metal at the bubbling point until it becomes quiet, and then pouring the molten metal into a mold lined with a special mixture consisting essentially of molasses and ground burnt fire clay.
  2. The malleable iron produced by this technique.

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Adjective[edit]

mītis m, f ‎(neuter mīte); third declension

  1. Mild, mellow, mature, ripe; sweet, juicy, succulent.
  2. (of the soil) Light, fruitful, mellow.
  3. (of a river) Calm, gentle, placid.
  4. (of the weather), Peaceful, pleasant, clement, calm.
  5. (figuratively) Soft, tolerable, peaceful, gentle, mild.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension, neuter nominative singular in -e.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative mītis mīte mītēs mītia
genitive mītis mītis mītium mītium
dative mītī mītī mītibus mītibus
accusative mītem mīte mītēs mītia
ablative mītī mītī mītibus mītibus
vocative mītis mīte mītēs mītia

Antonyms[edit]

  • (sweet, mellow, soft; peaceful): immītis

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Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

mitis

  1. accusative plural of mit